Chris Weinke

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
2 11-21-0 34.38% 0-0 0.00%


Career Summary

Chris Weinke was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2015 to 2016, finishing his career as the quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Over his two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 11-21-0.

Playing Career

He was drafted in the fourth round with the one hundred and sixth pick in the 2001 draft to play quarterback for the Panthers.

Personal Information

Weinke was born on Monday, July 31, 1972 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Playing Career

Baseball Career

After committing to Florida State University, Chris Weinke decided to pursue a professional baseball career after he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1990 MLB draft. Starting in Toronto's minor league system in 1991, Weinke eventually rose to AAA but never cracked the major leagues. After the 1996 season, Weinke retired from baseball and pursued football.

College Career

Florida State University

After initially rejecting Florida State's football scholarship in 1990, he returned to Tallahassee to play quarterback for the Seminoles for the 1997 season. Playing in only three games his freshman season, he started his final three seasons at Florida State. From 1998-2000, Weinke and the Seminoles went 32-3, including winning the 2000 National Championship. In his senior year, he won the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien Award, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award while being named to the All-American team.

Professional Football

Carolina Panthers

In 2001, Weinke was chosen by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the NFL draft. The 2001 season was his only year in the NFL as a primary starter. He played with the Panthers from 2001-2006, appearing in 27 games and starting in 19.

San Francisco 49ers

Weinke signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2007 season due to various injuries to the quarterbacks on the roster. He only started one game for the 49ers during the season, and after the 2007 season Weinke retired from professional sports.

Coaching Career

Professional Football

IMG Academy

In 2010, Weinke was hired as the football director for IMG Academy, a private sports academy where he worked with quarterbacks before the NFL draft (e.g. Teddy Bridgewater and Russell Wilson) and during the 2011 NFL lock-out he worked with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Weinke coached for the academy until early-2015.

St. Louis Rams

In 2015, the Los Angeles Rams hired Weinke to replace Frank Cignetti, Jr. as quarterbacks coach when Cignetti was promoted to offensive coordinator. In the offseason, the Rams traded quarterback Sam Bradford for quarterback Nick Foles.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2016 Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2015 St. Louis Rams Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Past teams coached for: Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams
  • Date of Birth: Monday, July 31, 1972 (51 years old), Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Draft: NFL Draft: 2001, Round 4, Pick 11